Definition of strap-on in English:

strap-on

adjective

  • Able to be attached by a strap or straps.

    • ‘Solo singing was augmented by the use of strap-on microphones, which posed a challenge to the dressers as actors were readied for their turns on the stage.’
    • ‘IT could be the ultimate fashion accessory for the style-conscious who haven't the time to get dressed in the morning - the strap-on duvet.’
    • ‘Most running shops carry a broad selection of the finest strap-on heart rate monitors, synthetic sweat-removing clothing, and various goos and fluids to help give you that extra boost of energy.’
    • ‘In the early shots he wore a lab coat and had one of those round strap-on mirrors on his head.’
    • ‘Every loader, rig, road grader, and pickup sported strap-on plastic pans to catch leaking oil.’
    • ‘This may be an embedded capability, a strap-on capability, or some combination thereof, which injects the provided content into operational intelligence processing systems.’
    • ‘For the benefit of your readers, this motor uses an Ammonium Perchlorate composite propellant, the same basic stuff used in the Space Shuttle strap-on boosters.’
    • ‘After 5 consecutive flawless launches of the Japanese H2A launcher, a failed strap-on booster coupling meant a flight had to be destroyed.’
    • ‘It uses a cryogenic Liquid Hydrogen / Liquid Oxygen fuel, with solid-fuel strap-on boosters, much as the Space Shuttle.’
    • ‘With modern shoes made of aircraft grade aluminum, carbon fiber, and even titanium, athletes are prancing around on lightweight, durable snowshoes that are a far cry from their antiquated tennis-racket strap-on predecessors.’
    • ‘From high-laced shoes in the early days to sneakers to light strap-on sandals to heavy hiking boots - the footwear continues to change.’
    • ‘When it was dry, I cut armholes and fitted the inside with molded padding and a strap-on nylon harness (an engineering pièce de résistance!’
    • ‘Most anglers content themselves with a simple strap-on butt pad.’
    • ‘For training, it's more convenient to have internal knee pads than Velcro strap-on pads.’
    • ‘The first test flight of a rocket planned to be used to launch geostationary satellites failed just after the countdown ended when one of four strap-on engines burst into flames, according to a Press Trust of India report.’
    • ‘For smaller areas you can purchase strap-on soles with spikes and simply walk around your garden, or if you are feeling energetic use a pitchfork.’
    • ‘This improved capability is provided through a strap-on inertial guidance kit, which receives guidance updates from the Global Positioning System.’
    • ‘The large, white strap-on boosters straddling the rust-orange main fuel tank of the space shuttle are solid-fuel boosters, as are the strap-on motors used with the Atlas, Delta, and Titan.’

Pronunciation:

strap-on

/ˈstrapän/